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Canadian security strategist has tips on how to avoid a cyberattack

It is not yet clear if any country in the Middle East region has been a victim of the latest cyber-attacks. Hackers are threatening the users that if they do not pay within the set deadline they will delete all the files on the users' systems, however, governments are asking the citizens not to pay the ransom, as it would encourage the hackers to go for more such attacks.

Macron fully supports Paris Olympic bid in talk with Bach

Paris 2024 leaders are confident they have found a strong ally in France's new president Emmanuel Macron. With just one swimming pool and an Olympic Village to build, the renovation of the transport system being planned for 2022, Paris 2024 claim they are 95 percent equipped to host a third Games after 1900 and 1924.

Nawaz, Erdogan discuss bilateral relations

Both the leaders showed committed to further enhancing bilateral relations by increasing cooperation in multiple spheres. Pakistan values its friendship with Turkey, said PM Nawaz. He invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Belarus. Nawaz Sharif recalled the fond memories of his official visit to Belarus previous year and said the camaraderie between the two leaders was the foundation of a strong Pak-Belarus relationship.

Israel cuts million dollar funding to United Nations over critical resolution

Despite the organization recognizing that the city is holy to adherents of the three Abrahamaic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the resolution slammed Israel for conducting archaeological projects in east Jerusalem and in the Old City, saying that "it is illegal under global law".

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen's chances

Voters rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades in favor of Le Pen and the untested Macron , who has never held elected office and who founded his own political movement just previous year. The odds are stacked against Le Pen in her underdog race against clear favorite Macron , whom polling suggests would win the May 7 final-round vote by some 20 percentage points.

Europol director sees 'escalating' cyber threat

The attack is a virus that locks people out of their computer files until they pay a ransom to the hackers. Meanwhile health authorities are racing to upgrade security software amid fears hackers could exploit the same vulnerability with a new virus.

Strike threat as nurses edge towards 'summer of protest'

A consultative ballot of members of the Royal College of Nursing showed that a majority were in favour of strike action - but the turnout was too low for a formal ballot to be held. Meanwhile, a recent Freedom of Information request submitted to health trusts by the RCN reveal that one in nine posts are now unfilled - a figure that amounts to about 40,000 positions across the United Kingdom.

Europol warns of further cyberattacks on Monday morning

The attack has so far hit more than 100,000 computers in at least 150 countries. The ransomware attack struck British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries.

Let Me Help Palestinians Sign Final Agreement With Israel, Trump Tells Abbas

In an earlier photo opportunity, Trump acknowledged that the conflict has been "going on a long time". When the two leaders delivered a joint statement in front of the cameras, Trump recalled how Abbas signed the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn 24 years ago, "an agreement which laid the foundations for peace ".

Texas Police Gun Down Unarmed Black Teen

Balch Springs, Texas , Police Officer Roy Oliver was sacked Tuesday after fatally shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards Saturday night as the teen was leaving a party, the Dallas News reports . In fact, the vehicle was moving forward when officers approached. "They witnessed firsthand his violent, senseless, murder", Jordan's family said in a statement before Oliver's firing.

CPEC should not be politicised, says Nawaz Sharif

The decision has been taken on the ground of sovereignty as India considers POK its part. The two-day summit sees state leaders and global delegates meet for the first time to discuss China's Belt and Road initiative, which aims to boost trade through a trillion dollars' worth of investment in roads, ports and other infrastructure links stretching from Asia to Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Central Intelligence Agency in Kim Jong Un Assassination Attempt, Claim DPRK

The North's Ministry of State Security released a statement saying "the last-ditch effort" of USA "imperialists" and the South had gone "beyond the limits". No explanation was offered as to how the supposed plot was foiled, or what happened to the North Korean citizen who was allegedly involved. Tillerson said the Trump administration had been "leaning hard into China.to test their willingness to use their influence, their engagement with the regime".

Philippe Coutinho: 'I know nothing of Barcelona interest'

The latest reports have claimed the Brazilian has agreed a move to Barcelona although Liverpool reportedly want a massive €90 million for his services. "What I have to do is focus on playing because it's my agent that resolves these things". " Liverpool is a great club and we have to put Liverpool back in the Champions League".

Poll gives Conservatives big lead ahead of June election

Of the eight taking part in the group, only one was certain to vote Labour , with two backing the Tories, one the Lib Dems and the others now undecided. "At one point, Theresa May was gathering so much momentum that it looked like the Tories would smash the record held by Margaret Thatcher and secure 405 seats".

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) & Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS)

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. (NYSE:EMR) by 0.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. EPS growth for this year is -33.90% and EPS growth for next year is expected to reach at 10.50%.

China boosts Silk Road Fund's capital to meet enormous funding demand

Created to finance the Belt and Road Initiative, the Silk Road Fund was founded in December 2014 and is jointly backed by China's foreign exchange reserves, China Investment Corp., Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank. "What we hope to achieve is a new model of win-win cooperation". Making a U-turn from its earlier position, the USA also sent a delegation led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to the president and senior director for Asia at the National Security Council, ...

All countries should respect each others' sovereignty, says Xi

During a visit to Moscow in May 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an agreement with Putin on aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EEU, which now groups Russia , Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. While CPEC is highlighted as "flagship project", the B&R included Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor, New Eurasian Land Bridge, China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor, China-Indochina Peninsula Economic Corridor and 21st century Maritime ...

Trump's 'Very Friendly' Conversation with Duterte Stuns Allies and Critics alike

A US -based human rights group says President Donald Trump should seek accountability and not offer to roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who the group accuses of being a mass murder "mastermind" amid the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown.

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opens in Beijing

Addressing the opening ceremony, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China will pour an additional 100 billion CNY (14.5 billion USD) into the Belt and Road initiative. To provide more funding for Belt and Road cooperation, China will also encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas yuan fund business with an estimated amount of about 300 billion yuan, Xi said.

Pope says will be 'sincere' with Trump at Vatican meeting

Last year, in response to a question about then-candidate Mr Trump's views on immigration and his intention to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, Francis said a man with such views was "not Christian". Ms Collins quit because of what she said was the "unacceptable" level of resistance within the Vatican to implementing the group's proposals to better care for victims and protect children from priests who rape and molest them.

White House cites rumor, innuendo in criticizing Sally Yates

The warning was "based on Flynn's role as head of DIA", a former administration official told the AFP. Notably, Trump's own White House requested the House and Senate investigations after he took to Twitter on a Saturday morning and accused Obama of tapping the phones in Trump Tower.

Comey declines Senate invite to testify in closed session

According to Comey's account to associates, Trump was not satisfied with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's answer and told him again later in the dinner that he needed Comey's loyalty, the Times reported . Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump. "When James Clapper himself, and virtually everyone else with knowledge of the witch hunt, says there is no collusion, when does it end?" He said that if the investigation gets short-circuited ...

Xi Jinping hails new age of globalisation at Silk Road summit

China on Sunday opened the Belt and Road Forum - China's initiative to promote its vision of "win-win cooperation" by expanding links to Asia, Africa and Europe through massive infrastructure investment. Also, China will encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas RMB fund business with an estimated amount of Dollars 44 billion, Xi said. Praising Xi's initiative, Putin warned that "protectionism is becoming the norm".

Call to rekindle Silk Road spirit

The statement made it clear that India cannot accept a project which ignores its core concern over sovereignty and territorial integrity. When discussing China-Belgium relations with Peeters, Wang said, under the framework of the Belt and Road, China is willing to expand cooperation with Belgium from trade and investment to innovation.

Episode 90 to feature father vs son

Episode 90 is titled "Break through the Walls: Goku vs Gohan!" and will find Goku facing his elder son one more time to test how ready he is for the tournament. And that he will not wake up for the next two months. "Goku Visits Freeza!" the episode will have Goku realize that Majin Buu will no longer arise from his slumber.

Trump's order creates panel to study voter fraud

The last federal investigation into voter fraud that concluded in 2007 found very little evidence of voter fraud, with convictions nationwide numbering less than 100. "He is taking every step he can to try to demonstrate that notion". Shortly after the announcement, Rutgers University Professor Lorraine Minnite emailed UC Irvine Law School Chancellor Rick Hasen's email listserv in an effort to enroll members to "resist" Trump's commission, according to an email provided to the Free Beacon .

Corbyn's security stance a headache for Labour's defence team

Last month he condemned Trump's missiles attacks on the Assad regime in Syria for having no legal authorisation and escalating tensions in the war-torn country. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking about national security and foreign policy during a campaign stop at Chatham House in London, Friday May 12, 2017.

Chinese vice premier urges improving connectivity in Belt and Road development

Pakistan has been a flagship country and one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the One Belt-One Road initiative, in part because many projects are for power plants to alleviate the country's decade-long energy-shortage crisis that sees frequent blackouts.

Trump to move swiftly on Federal Bureau of Investigation appointment

The president last week fired Comey in a move that sparked controversy and outrage in Washington . No White House aide appeared on the Sunday news shows, leaving Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, to defend Trump. Lawyers tend to look into every potential pitfall and problem. White House officials had hoped the House vote on health care would give the president a much-needed burst of momentum and infuse energy into efforts to fully overhaul the law known as Obamacare and ...

UK Defense Secretary Reiterates Warning to NHS Against Usage of Windows XP

This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in nations as diverse as the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain and India.

Ex-French PM Manuel Valls wants to be Emmanuel Macron candidate

Mr. Macron, a former economy minister, has proposed an ambitious domestic reform agenda. All three cases would reassure worldwide investors because they would enable structural reforms to be implemented, strengthening France's growth potential, Boone said.

Democrats Rally After Trump Calls for a 'Shutdown' of the Government

Lindsey Graham, aren't scoring this in the win column for the White House or the GOP. Trump tweeted on Tuesday regarding the bipartisan agreement reached on Sunday to avoid a partial paralysis of federal government activities. But by Tuesday morning, the president sounded off on Twitter . Trump's tweet said the compromise had to be negotiated because Republicans don't have the 60 votes necessary in the chamber to pass their own plan.

US envoy Haley: N. Korea missile launch due to 'state of paranoia'

Following this morning's test launch by the regime of North Korea, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the act was the result of Kim Jong-un's "state of paranoia" and a response to South Korea's election last week. But she said more analysis was needed. Experts said the altitude the missile tested on Sunday reached meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it traveled.

Cyber attack claims 200000 victims in 150 countries

Dr Krishna Chinthapalli said the havoc wreaked on some health services in an worldwide cyber attack could encourage hackers to target hospitals. As almost 45 NHS organisations from London to Scotland were hit in the " ransomware " attack on Friday, patients of the state-funded countrywide service faced chaos as appointments and surgeries had to be cancelled.

European Union demands talks with United States over possible airline laptop ban

European officials, including EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc, underscored those concerns in a call with U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly on Friday. Kelly was scheduled to meet President Donald Trump on Friday but a DHS official said the meeting is about a different topic. But Homeland Security officials met Thursday with high-ranking executives of the three leading US airlines - American, Delta and United - and the industry's leading USA trade group, Airlines for ...